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Burkholderia cepacia genomovar III is a common plant-associated bacterium
- Balandreau, J., Viallard, V., Cournoyer, B., Coenye, T., Laevens, S., Vandamme, P.
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2001 v.67 no.2 pp. 982-985
- Pseudomonadaceae, rhizosphere, endophytes, Triticum aestivum, Lupinus, chemotaxonomy, bacterial proteins, electrophoresis, ribosomal DNA, nucleotide sequences
- A polyphasic taxonomic study involving DNA-DNA hybridization, whole-cell protein electrophoresis, and 16S ribosomal DNA sequence analysis revealed that a group of Burkholderia cepacia-like organisms isolated from the rhizosphere or tissues of maize, wheat, and lupine belong to B. cepacia genomovar III, a genomic species associated with "cepacia syndrome" in cystic fibrosis patients. The present study also revealed considerable protein electrophoretic heterogeneity within this species and demonstrated that the B. cepacia complex consists of two independent phylogenetic lineages.